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Verrès Historical Carnival

From February 10th to 13th, 2024 the Carnival celebrates Caterina di Challant.

Verrès Carnival - Aosta Valley, Italy
10 Feb 2024 - 13 Feb 2024 Valle D'Aosta -Verrès (Aosta)  Carnival | Children | Folklore-Traditions | Historical reenactments

From Saturday 10th to Tuesday 13th, 2024, the Verrès Carnival at its 75th edition, celebrates Caterina di Challant, a 15th-century Aosta Valley noblewoman.

The Verrès Carnival is celebrating Caterina di Challant, Countess of Challant and daughter of local aristocrat Francesco di Challant, who was in Verrès with his husband Pierre Sarriod, Lord of Introd.

In 1449, after having lunch with Saint Gilles’ provost, the two aristocrats saw commoners dancing in the village’s main square. Caterina, despite her social status, started dancing with the youth, who greeted her chanting Vive Introd et Madame de Challant!”.

Even though the Challants have long since died out, the memory of that gesture has been passed on over the centuries, and it’s commemorated every year at the Verrès Carnival.

On Saturday, Caterina di Challant and Pierre Sarriod join the people and dance with them: the highlight of the Carnival is the introduction of the characters (the spouses and their court) in Piazza Chanoux, at the end of which a spectacular parade begins.

On Sunday the program includes a dinner, to be paid and reserved>>>

Other events include live music, entertainment for children, dinners at the Verrès Castle, medieval games, workshops, gala evening and historical reenactment of a 14th-century dinner, historical parade with folk groups, allegorical floats and music bands, and so much more.
Plus, on the last day of the Verrès Carnival (Mardi Gras), polenta, sausages, fisous and fisous et vin clair de notre for everyone.

For more information, check the website or the facebook page>>>

Enjoy the typical food and wines of the region>>>

See on ItalybyEvents a selection of further Carnival events in Italy>>>

(photo: event’s official website)

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